1991 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Nissan Pickup (D21)

The exhaust manifold on the 3.0 liter engine often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold.   The noise may be most noticeable when the engine is cold.


Regular maintenance is recommended to avoid timing chain failure. Rattles may develop in higher mileage vehicles. Regular oil changes will help reduce the incidence of this problem.

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Was coasting down hill in neutral put cluch in heard loud noise clutch went to floor was able to pull it back up.Couldn't put into ANY gears while its runing. Starts fine but no gears.Started it in gear it started but acted as though I had no gears. Tried 4x4 still no gears.I don't know m...

some have said they have 3 some said 2 some said you had to replace the whole drive shaft.someone help.it vibrates bad when you let off the gas and before you change gears.

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I bought my girl in 1991 with minimal repairs since. 250k and going strong. Brakes, tires, shocks and such but what a good truck. oil every 3k since I bought it. Lasted longer than my marriage.

Great runner, easy maintenance, just clicked 450,000 kms 3rd owner. Now in the process of customizing

bought mine from an ebay classified ad. 1991 with 139,394 on it. came with all receipts showing the upkeep that was done by the man i bought it from, who was only the second owner. drove an hour and 15 minutes to pick it up for 700 bucks. a/c works and the body is excellent. apart from the peeling clear coat and no power steering, i have zero complaints

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